COURTS OF PARIS, NAPLES, ETC. 257 he lay hid eight days at Rouen. General England is confined in the citadel of Aire. I make no doubt Sir Sidney will explain my matters to his friends, and render me justice. I enclose a letter from him. TO H. SWINBURNE, ESQ. Portsmouth, July 26th, 1798. MY DEAR SIR,—On my arrival here I find the annexed letter from Lord Grenville, which I lose no time in transmitting to you. If there is any step you wish me to take to procure a satisfac- tory explanation from the other department, I beg you will command me. I beg you will be kind enough to tell me what I am in your debt for Spanish books and disbursements to John M'Cann, &c., in order that I may pay the same wherever you may direct. Accept my heartfelt acknowledgments for all the trouble you were so good as to take on my account, and believe me, My dear Sir, Your faithful, humble servant, W, SIDNEY SMITH. VOL. n 17 .